This is our 5-day exclusive small group birdwatching tour to the Danube Delta, with 3 full days of guided birding in the best spots of the Danube Delta. A day on lakes, for waterbirds, a day to Letea for water/forest/saltwater birds and a day to Caraorman for shore/freshwater birds. The whole program is led by a professional birdwatching guide in the Danube Delta. We are doing this tour with max 8 per group.
Departure time from Tulcea, from Port Aval – Tulcea, is at 16:00. In order to communicate regarding the boat with which you will go to Mila 23, we will be waiting for you at our embarking point, at 15:30. The cars can be parked in the Port yard, in private parking, at a cost of 5 euro/day/car (the parking price is not included in the tour price). From here we will take you to Mila 23 Village. We will travel by boat, through one of the most beautiful parts on Danube Delta, searching for birds all the way, until we arrive in Mila 23 Village. Usually, the transfer takes 2-2,5 hours but, if we have many birds to see on the way, it may take longer. During the trip, we’ll have enough time to talk about the program for the next day, details about boat rules, Danube Delta particularities. You will be checked-in on a local 3* guesthouse (very good quality). In the evening, the host will welcome you with a traditional dinner (if you have food issues, please let us know when making the booking)
We start the morning trip, half an hour before sunrise. We search for birds on lakes and channels around Mila23 Village. We come back for breakfast at about 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will go on a boat tour on the lakes (9:30). We will leave Mila 23 for the surrounding lakes on 2 tours, each about 4 hours long, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (last 4 hours of light). Depending on the Danube’s water level and on updated information on where large groups of birds are feeding, we will pick the best route each day. At 13:30, we will return at the guesthouse, to have lunch, relax for a few moments, then 4 hours before sunset, we will leave on a different route. When we get back (after sunset), you’ll have a traditional dinner, based on fresh fish.
Again, we’ll have the morning tour before sunrise and come back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will depart again on water (9:30). We will visit Letea Forest and Letea Village. On the route to Letea we’ll cross many good places for birding, also the forest and the sand island are rich in birds, different from the previous day. We will travel to Letea Village by boat. From there, we will travel to Letea Forest by car. We will have lunch in a very beautiful local home where our hosts will cook us a great meal. Around 16:00 we’ll head back to Mila23, also on a nice route, to search for more birds. We’ll be back at the guesthouse before sunset.
This is the last morning trip before sunrise, then we go back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we’ll go on a trip to Caraorman Village (9:30). We drive downstream on the Old Danube to Crisan, on Sulina chanel, to Caraorman Village, on the route we’ll see many places with birds, especially waders and water birds. We visit the most important sights, we make a stop at Birds’ Sanctuary and we take a walk on the sand, to discover more birds.
Breakfast at 8:30 then at 9:30 we will head back to Tulcea, following the same route we took on day 1. We will reach Tulcea around 12:00, where we will end our trip and say our goodbyes.
Mute swan, Greylag goose, Shelduck , Ruddy shelduck, Mallard, Common pochard, Smew, Black-necked grebe, White Pelican, Dalmatian pelican , Great cormorant , Great egret , Grey heron
What is included?
- Accommodation at 3* guesthouse, in double room, for 4 nights
- Half board (dinner on the first day, breakfast and dinner for days 2, 3 and 4, breakfast on day 5)
- English guidance – guide member of APGDD (during the tour – 3 full day trips, by boat, for birding, starting at sunrise and the transfers)
- The transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back
- All necessary taxes, enforced by the local authorities (ARBDD)
What is not included?
- Insurances of any kind (International Medical, Travel or Goods)
We have a team of professional birding guides with experience in this domain since 2004. We have local guides from the Danube Delta and Dobrudja, they know the places very well, where and when to search for specific target species. We have very good accommodation and meals on all our programs All our boats and cars are safe, very well technical fitted. We have original programs, created and developed by us. Our programs have a fixed price (no hidden charges). We are constantly on the field, we know what changes every day, where birds and animals are. More then Birds, our guides can help you to discover also beautiful landscapes, mammals, insects and plants (wildflowers).
Personal equipment: Trousers and long sleeve blouses Sun Hat (not a baseball cap) Sunglasses Windproof jacket and a raincoat
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